Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Ladybug, Ladybug, fly away home....
I made a big mistake on this one....I used a scrap piece of fabric I had....and did not calculate right for the amount I needed....so....a little adjustment was made on the design. ;}
I was looking for some thread in my Little House Needleworks kits, and came across this one. It only needed the bottom border and the ladybug on the leaves to be finished.
I just have one more little bee to stitch over one for the hardanger heart band to be finished on my WSG. I put a piece of fabric behind so that the hardanger and hemstitching would show a little better.
(the little scissor charm does hang straight, I just did not see that it was crooked before I took the picture.)
and a little more border (on the sides and the bottom leaf border) on My Needles Work. This one is getting very close to being finished. I just have that border to finish and fill in her apron.
Friday, March 28, 2008
....and here's a little more of what I have worked on this week:
Little House Needleworks, My Needle's Work
Victoria Sampler's Where Stitchers Gather
(I am going to change the color of those little "floating" satin stitch blocks to the same color thread as the heart, which matches my fabric a little better)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I stitched just a bit more...the first line of the alphabet and the zigzag line below it. I really like the simplicity of working with the one color on this one.
The flower band is finished....getting ready for the hemstitching and hardanger!....and yes the year is supposed to be upside down. When the pocket is folded, it will be right side up.;)
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I have loved this design since I first saw it. I started this as soon as I got the chart. Somehow or another, it got put on the back burner. I brought it back out again last night and worked on it for a bit. Using one color thread is a nice change of pace from all the colors of my Chatelaines.
Here's an overall picture:
and a little close up:
(Please excuse the hoop marks - I did not press it before taking the picture.)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I have a very dear friend who has made me incredible gifts. During a time when I needed a "pick me up", she made me yet another beautiful gift. At the time I received it, I did take pictures (I found them), but neglected to post them here for everyone to enjoy. This is a stitcher's portfolio. It was made by Isabelle with bright, cheery colors to make me happy during a trying time. No excuses...my fault for not showing this wonderful gift. This portfolio can hold your chart (it has a magnet under the top bar, so it doesn't slip), your threads (in the side pocket, as well as a small WIP. It folds like a small portfolio so that you can easily carry it. In addition, to making the portfolio herself, she also sent me a heart chart, some beautiful green fabric, some overdyed threads and some lace, which is gorgeous. Take a peek at my gift:
and another view of the inside pocket:
the center portion to hold your chart:
Here are the gifts she sent me in additon to the portfolio: and
Beautiful gifts from a sincere and wondrous friend across the miles. Thank you so much, Isabelle, for everything. I sincerely apologize for not sharing your generosity sooner.
I got this in the mail yesterday and could not resist starting it. This is the first band on Victoria Sampler's "Where Stitchers Gather"(WSG) needlework pocket. I decided to use 32 count Pear from Lakeside Linen, with only one strand of silk floss.
Here's my finished corner on the Celtic maze (that I made myself finish before starting WSG)
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
It just doesn't seem like I am making much headway on some of my projects. Here's one:
(Little House Needlworks)
And my Celtic Mystery. This Part 3 is just BIG!! I don't know if I will be able to keep up with this mystery for the year, if I cannot force myself to work on this part. There is a LOT of stitching....anyway, here's what little progress I have made on it...
Thanks all for taking a peek and for your comments! I really do appreciate them.:)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Well, here's the Toucan. He's has a little bit more to go before he's finished. This is by Chatelaine Designs for the Rain Forest Quilt.
This is Sweet Treats by Country Cottage Needleworks:
There are five more designs to be released for this one.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
here's my version of the Poison Dart Tree Frog for the Rain Forest Quilt by Chatelaine. This is another one where I have purchased nothing, so far. Taking all the threads and colors I need from what I already have.
I just placed a few fabrics next to it, to get a few ideas about what I would like to do for colors.
....it only needed about six Rhodes stitches and twenty beads to be done....duh....so as I was going through all my Chatelaine kits looking for threads...I pulled it out and finally (only two years late!) finished the stitching on it.
(This is the tryout for Chatelaine's Christmas Mystery 3.)
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Friday, March 7, 2008
Here's the Mercendes fabric from Picture This Plus with the threads and a few of the beads I have so far...
I still need quite a few NPI's (which I will substitute with DMC), one or two SNC's, Waterlily, and some braids.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Here's just a tiny bit more on my Dragonfly Casket:
and also CHS Shores:
Not too much accomplished the past few days....but I did organize a bit of my thread collection~notice...I said a bit;)....there is still plenty more to go!